If you are interested in keeping your teeth clean and your gums healthy, will want to make sure that you have periodic teeth cleanings about every six months. It is impossible for your teeth to stay healthy without having healthy gums as well. And gums cannot stay healthy, unless your teeth are professionally cleaned on a periodic basis. If you want to make sure that your dental health stays excellent, come in and see our dentist for a teeth cleaning in Westchester at our practice, Joseph Viana, DDS.
At our dental practice, our expert dentist is Dr. Joseph F. Viana. He has received advanced training in many aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and dental pharmacology. The key to maintaining excellent dental health is keeping your teeth clean. Keeping plaque and tartar off your teeth is instrumental in reducing or eliminating the chance of developing gum disease. If gum disease takes hold in your mouth, it can travel down to your jawbone, and cause your teeth to loosen and fall out. However, with regular teeth cleaning in Westchester, at our dental office, your teeth will stay nice and clean and tartar-free, and your gums should stay healthy as well.
Even with the very best of care, some plaque and bacteria will stay on teeth after at-home brushing. If plaque is allowed to stay on teeth for even a short amount of time, tartar will develop. Tartar is a hard mineralized substance that can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments. When tartar and plaque stay on teeth, it encourages the development of deep pockets to form between the teeth and gums. Tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris will all gather in these deep pockets and infection will form. At this point you have a serious case of gum disease. Patients with mild to moderate gum disease can often be treated with a periodontal procedure called scaling and root planing. This is a deep cleaning for the gums which clears the pockets of all debris and treats any infection. Sometimes this procedure needs to be repeated, and subsequently performed routinely on a preventive basis. Making sure that you have excellent dental health is also a great way to protect your regular health. When a patient has inflamed gums from gum disease, infection can travel through the bloodstream, and create serious medical problems. Gum disease infection has been associated with high blood pressure and even heart problems. For excellent dental health, be sure to come into our practice for periodic dental exams, and for a teeth cleaning in Westchester.